Radar: Two Fresh, Little Terrors, A Winter's Guide to Melancholia, HAIR, Nexus + 2x10, Toronto Design Offsite Festival Opening Party
MUSIC | BASSMENTALITY w/ TWOFRESH (USA) + EXETER & GERONIMO
Tonight at Wrongbar, Bassmentality brings you Two Fresh, who stop in to chilly TO on a Winter tour, and to spread the word about their new EP, Watch This. Two Fresh is made up of the duo Kendrick and Sherwyn Nicholls, who landed a record deal before the age of 21 on the strength of their sounds and the buzz surrounding them. These guys have rocked many major festivals, including SXSW, Summer Camp, Electric Daisy, and also had a spot of Skrillex's Mothership tour. The last Two Fresh show at Bassmentality sold out, so advance tickets or arriving early is strongly advised. Exeter & Geronimo are also on the bill.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West) 10PM $10
FILM | Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground present LITTLE TERRORS - Vol. 15 - Everyday Evil (horror shorts)
Yes, it's time for another bout of Little Terrors, everyone's favourite monthly film event showcasing the best in short horror films. Tonight, another two hours of gore and terror comes at you from directors like Patrick Rea (a Little Terrors regular), Jesus Maggot, Bill Palmer, Darryl Shaw, Josh MacDonald, Richard Karpala, and others. Tonight's screening is LT's annual "indie" showcase, and part of the program will be dedicated to emerging directors and productions. As a special bonus, some of the filmmakers will be in attendance for a short Q & A following the screening.
Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street) 9PM
BOOKS & LIT | Descant's 'Winter's Guide to Melancholia' Launch
Descant is an important player in Canada's literary and cultural circles. A quarterly journal, it has been around since 1970 and has seen work by the likes of Timothy Findley, Margaret Atwood, Evelyn Lau and others grace its pages. The Winter 2012 issue, A Winter's Guide to Melancholia, will have a launch celebration tonight at No One Writes to the Colonel, and feature readings from Natalie Thompson, Daniel Karasik, Joshua Learn, Mark Lavorato and Bill Howell. There will also be plenty of raffle prizes given away including subscriptions to Descant, many books, posters, and tickets to the COC's production of Salome. Come out and support great literature.
No One Writes to the Colonel (460 College Street) 6:30PM
THEATRE | First Act Productions Presents: HAIR The Musical!
First Act Productions presents the Broadway classic dubbed The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical - Hair! This '60s counterculture-inspired musical really did make some waves in its time, and Galt MacDermot's tunes have gone on to become classics. This production of the musical, directed by Nicole Strawbridge and Oscar Moreno, will feature a cast and crew of young actors and stage hands, all newly graduated from theatre schools, and eager to put all of their energy into bringing this great musical to life. Hair runs until January 26th.
The Papermill Theatre (67 Pottery Road) 8PM $22
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